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. >>> good morning. thanks for being with us on this monday. i'm vinita nair. >> and i'm mike marusarz in for rob nelson. five weeks until midterm elections and the democrats are fighting to hold on to the control of congress. >> so they are sending the party heavyweights out on the campaign trail. emily schmidt joins us with more at what's at stake for the white house and capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. well, senators this week in washington are going to wrap up their work here so they can head home and campaign for critical midterm elections. with five weeks to go tactics are ranging from personal to presidential. de end of september politics feel like november. >> you ought to be there for him on election day. >> reporter: heavy hitters are campaigning in races that ought to be a cinch in the past. barney frank has been in for 30 years but they are threatening to take back control of the hill. >> when we don't have people trying to make things worse and trying 0 obstruct we can provide the economy this country deserve. >> people have a right to be angry
night. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, act six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried
morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. tropical storm hermine has broken up. but it is not done wreaking havoc. >> hermine's latest chaos, tornadoes around dallas. funnel clouds landed into buildings and power lines, casting off debris and electrical sparks. >> the rain is moving in a northeasterly direction, toward illinois. and it will continue to clobber the area with heavy flash flooding. brad wheelis has details. >> reporter: the water rose so quickly, emergency responders used whatever means necessary to get to people in need. >> i'm so thankful they were here to save us. my boyfriend told me to get on the roof. and i did. they put me in the vest and got me across. >> reporter: residents were trapped on roofs and balconies after flash floods turned roads into rivers. the remnants of tropical storm hermine, drenched dallas, austin and san antonio. 10 to 20 inches of rain fell in 24 hours. >> it's been very hard for the people that live here. and very scary for the family. >> reporter: cars were barely visible above the water. homes were islands. schools were evacuated. even
wacky behavior and that beard. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. today, congress gets a progress check on how safe the nation's transit system is when it comes to terrorism. >> that, of course, is just one front in the war on terror. a war, now, with more and more threats coming from within our borders. >> emily schmidt has the details this morning from washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and vinita, good morning to you. the u.s. counterterrorism chief says over the past year, we've seen more significant terror developments than any year since 9/11. there are more threats. and they're happening closer to hope home. top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking for help from people within u.s. boarders. >> a new and changing facet of the terrorist threat comes from homegrown terrorists. by which, i mean, u.s. persons. >> reporter: there were three attempted attacks in seven months. first, last year's new york subway plot. then, the christmas day square. and the times square bombing attempt in m
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of using his authority to coerce two young men into having sex. the young men claim they were then given lavish trips, cars and even cash. they are now suing long, who is pastor of one of the nation's biggest baptist churches. >>> a man from western new york is on his way back to north carolina, charged with killing a police chief's daughter. michael harvey appeared before a judge in new york yesterday. harry very reportedly told police valerie hamilton died after an accidental overdose of heroin. at a church in her hometown outside charlotte. >>> eight city officials from bell, california, are due in court this morning on corruption charges. they're accused of paying themselves huge salaries in a scandal that triggered outrange far beyond california. here now is mike von fremd. >> reporter: a rauk does crowd gathered outside city hall as word spread that officials were being rounded up and arrested. one even had his door broken down by a police battering ram. >> they used the tax dollars collected from the hard-working citizens of bell as their own piggy bank, which they then looted at
presence here today reminds us of our common christian heritage and of the christian contribution to the encouragement of world peace and to the economic and social development of the less prosperous countries of the world. >> reporter: the leader of the catholic church made this poignant message. >> let us never forget how the exclusion of god, religion, and virtue from public life leads ultimately to a truncated vision of man and of society. >> reporter: with thousands of well wishers waiting to catch a glimpse of pope benedict xvi the pope joined a parade on saint minian's day. but behind the pomp and pageant raye lurks controversy. the abuse by priests. the pope admitted the catholic church hasn't reacted decisively or quickly enough to take decisive actions. he says the church's top priority now is to help the victims heal. and the pope will get a chance to meet with around ten victims of sexual abuse here in england, most likely on saturday. rob? vinita? >> thanks to lama hasan live in london. >>> well, for one scottish catholic the pope's visit was a dream come true. susan
, both from cia drones and u.s. helicopters. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. >>> that woman who admitted to throwing acid in her own face now faces a judge in vancouver this morning. bethany stroe blamed the attack on a stranger. police say she later said she put drain cleaner on her face. that's in connection with the thousands of dollars she accepted under false pretenses. >>> investigators in arizona are taking a serious look at what could be a shoot-out hoax. the incident happened back in april and it pushed the immigration issue in arizona onto the national stage. now the big question is, was it all made up? david wright reports from phoenix. >> reporter: one week after the governor signed a tough new anti-immigration bill, this was the dramatic incident that focused the debate here. >> get me some help! >> okay, okay. >> reporter: a firefight in the arizona desert, overheard on a 911 call. as the sheriff's deputy called for backup. >> car one, how are you, bud? >> tell my wife i love her. >> reporter: the sheriff backed his deputy's story that he was ambushed by a band of
. censored. it appears where "adult services" used to be. at first glance it seems their virtual red light district disappeared into cyberspace. but after a simple point and click on the site we found adult services still on craigslist, in plain sight, under a different category. casual encounters. craigslist contended all along taking down the adult services section would only drive sex ads to other parts of the site. that's what happened. we found several ads like this one, seeking young beautiful ladies, give us a call, pay to play. this certainly isn't what the group of attorneys general had in mind when they wrote a joint letter to craigslist last month calling for the section to be removed. >> if it does migrate to another part of craigslist, then this will be another battle that we have to fight in this war. >> reporter: last month, this young woman talked to abc's david wright. >> i was sold for sex by the hour at truck stops and cheap motels. >> reporter: she said pimps use craigslist to sell her for sex. >> the "world news" story actually helped because it built a public sympathy
>>> good morning. and thanks for being with us on this friday. witnesses say a monstrous blast came out of nowhere. and suddenly, their entire neighborhood was up in flames. >> that fire is still raging out of control in the city of san bruno, fueled by a broken gas line and some very strong winds. flames have devoured dozens of homes. at least one person has died and many more are injured. don guevara joins us now. >> reporter: good morning. we are near what is being called the epicenter of this massive explosion. we're told at that spot there is a crater 15 feet wide. the asphalt is melted. there's a pipe that's sticking out that's also melted. all this is where that gas line is said to have exploded, resulting in more than 50 homes being destroyed and at least one person dead. a massive fire roared through this residential neighborhood of san bruno, california, throughout the night. fire officials confirmed a 24-inch gas main explosion was responsible for the blaze, which reduced dozens of home to ash within an hour. >> the fireball was, you know, 100 feet or more in the air. all
. >> good morning, washington. glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. we started with a meteorologist adam caskey. a good day to get out and vote, right? >> fantastic. not quite as cool as the past couple mornings, but comfortable. at this tuesday morning, it is . 64 in temple hills, 62 in vienna. that is at marshall road elementary school. we are in the low to mid '60s for the most part. a few high, thin clouds. a cold front will drop in later. we will make it to 82 degrees. northwest wind at 10-20 with higher gusts. mostly sunny. sunny again tomorrow, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> metrorail is reporting everything on normal service system wide. no disruptions this morning. normal travel times is what we expect when we hit the road. on 95 between fredericksburg and springfield is good. nothing on 95 inland valley of baltimore. a good trip on the green lake, a toast, 66, and 270. coming out of germantown, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., an
hour before a dramatic capture. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us. tea party followers are celebrating a number of major victories this morning. >> candidates backed by that movement dealt a blow to candidates backed by the republican establishment. and the last big primary day before november. in delaware, the tea party-backed christine o'donnell, beat long-time congressman mike castle, who had a lock on the senate race just weeks ago. >> in new york, carl paladino rushed his opponent for governor, rick lazio, who had the gop's backing. >> kelly ayotte, is in a neck and neck fight with ovide lamontagne. >> for details on these and other races, emily schmidt has been tracking the overnight numbers. >> reporter: good morning to you. usually, the day after the primary, we are talking about the matchups set between republicans and democrats. but this morning, it's a different story. it's a difference between the tea party surge and the republican establishment. last night, the tea party pulled off some huge surprises. one of the nation's smallest states is now ho
call for secretary clinton. despite all the current fixation over israeli settlements, the u.s. side is saying the talks remain positive and that all the big issues are being discussed. but are not telling us how much sprg being made. vinita? >> we continue to hope for some resolution. simon mcgregor wood in jerusalem, thank you. >>> also from the middle east, american hiker sarah shourd is in oman this morning after her release from that prison in iran. shourd was met by her mother and american diplomats as she stepped off the plane. now the state department is challenging iran to release the two remaining hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer. >>> the u.s. troop surge in afghanistan has now reached its peak. some of those troops are supposed to come home next summer. but is that realistic? martha raddatz visited the top u.s. commander in afghanistan in an abc news exclusive. >> reporter: general david petraeus has visited dozens of combat outposts in his two-plus months here. >> are you interdicting with ground forces? >> reporter: every visit confirms how tough it is to make progres
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. >>> credible threat. the newly uncovered terror plot against the u.s. and our allies in europe. did osama bin laden give his okay? >>> and curtains up. country music's mecca returns to its former glory. >>> and good morning, everyone. thanks for being with us today. we begin, now, with what could be a very wet day along a good part of the eastern seaboard. >> south florida is the area closest to the big storm that is likely to strengthen into tropical storm nicole. some residents have already laid out sandbags in preparation. tropical storm warnings are in effect for key west and south florida counties. those around major cities like miami and ft. lauderdale. >> it's moving north rapidly. accuweather's ava dinges has more. >> the latest tropical system moving for cuba. it's dropping torrential rainfall over cuba. and also, with strong, gusty winds. it's moving into southeastern florida, where miami could pick up four inches of rain just throughout the day. the storm system quickly heading up the east coast, where flooding will again be a concern, into cities like new york and philadelphia. es
, sending concentrated sunshine on the poolside patrons. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. well, get ready for a drencher, up and down the east coast today, with air delays stretching nationwide. >> it's all because of a powerful storm system, already spawning possible tornadoes and tearing apart trees. we begin coverage now with emily schmidt. >> reporter: it's hard to know, looking at all of the rain falling all along the east coast. if people are testing the water. >> first tropical storm i've ever been in. so, it's kind of cool. >> reporter: or is the water testing them? north carolina's governor declared a state of emergency, after wilmington at 18 inches of rain since sunday. 4 months worth of water in 100 hours. one inch more would top a record set by hurricane floyd a decade ago. for landscape businesses, it's disappointing. >> it hurts you. like four days in the house doing nothing. >> reporter: for others, it's disorienting. >> i normally make my swing around to go to this box over here. to deliver. and the pavement, you know. >> reporter: clarence williams drive
. republicans need to pick up 39 seats to take back control of the house. if they do that and use this agenda as their governing map, the result could be two years of partisan gridlock. democrats showed no indication of cooperating on this gop to-do list and the white house dismissed it as more of the same failed policies. >> if it sounds familiar, it's because it's the same litany or catalog of failed policies that got us into this mess. >> reporter: standing in a suburban hardware store without jackets and ties the republican leaders said they are tuned in to the concerns of voters. >> there is nothing more inspiring than the common voice of the common man. >> reporter: republicans hope that message reaches the tea party activists who have shown so much strength at the grassroots level and just might be the key to a republican takeover. >>> georgia's senator saxby chambliss now admits a derogatory slur left on an internet discussion over gay rights apparently came from his office. the comment was posted on a blog discussing gay rights by a user identified as jimmy. the blog's readers were a
: duped by her claims she was viciously attacked with acid by a stranger. police say stroe used donations to pay for clothes, train tickets, an apple computer, even a chemical peel at a doctor's office. >> crying a lot. she's in a lot of pain with the acid being in her face. >> reporter: stroe claimed a stranger attacked her in a public park, throwing the acid in her face. >> i could hear bubbling in my skin. >> reporter: her story seemed suspicious. >> during the interview miss stroe admitted her injuries were self-inflicted. >> reporter: she admitted she'd bought drain cleaner, days later she entered a restroom near the park and rubbed the acid directly on her face. why? she told police the reason she applied the caustic substance was to first kill herself, secondly, to have a completely different face. outside of court, the woman who'd previously plenty to say about her alleged attacks was silent. her face said enough. stroe was released into the care of a psychiatric facility. that's where she'll stay as she awaits her trial. vinita, rob? >>> if you are awake with your newborn and you
thing that caused us to do it. just a deep conviction from god that something has to happen. >> reporter: so he is praying. as are so many other people around the world. i'm terry moran in gainesville, florida. >> now more information's starting to come out about this guy. they said apparently he doesn't know any muslims personally and a lot of what he knows about the religion has come from youtube. a lot of question about who this guy is. >> countering extremism with extremism is what a lot of people are saying. it's interesting. in 2005 there was just a report out that some guards at guantanamo bay flushed a koran, and that incited deadly riots in afghanistan. when you later general david petraeus saying this could really hurt our armed men overseas, it is a worry. >>> coming up after the break, the results of a study on memory loss. >> who is osked more, men or women? you're watching "world n >>> in a new study that proves what women and myself have really known for years, that men are more forgetful. >> not surprised here. the study from the mayo clinic says as men age they are much
. >>> there was a setback in efforts to free 33 miners in chile. one of the hammers on a drill used in the rescue mission became detached yesterday. the crews were drilling through rock when it happened. the drill was repaired and work continued. rescued in early november, six weeks sooner than first expected. >>> one lawmaker on capitol hill says hearings on a salmonella outbreak revealed a disturbing picture of egg production here in america. >> and the owner of an iowa egg farm did apologize to people who got sick from salmonella. t.j. winick has details. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. lawmakers in washington got few answers on wednesday. the owner of one farm refused to testify. another blamed an ingredient bought from a supplier for the outbreak. eggs from two iowa farms were linked to a massive salmonella outbreak this past summer. as many as 1,600 americans were sickened. 30-year-old sarah lewis. >> they thought they were going to have to do emergency bowel surgery. >> reporter: and 77-year-old carol lobato. >> my doctors told me that i almost certainly would have died without aggressi
in the u.s. but is still expected to make 30 million bucks in this country alone. >> you have to also wonder there has been a ban in europe. they've already halted, you know, in terms of giving it to patients. you have to wonder if that affected some of the revenue because in europe they're saying it's not a good idea. >>> >>> ford has unveiled its newest air bag that is designed to reduce injuries caused by their deployment. the air bags are located in the steering wheel. they promise to reduce injuries like broken ribs. they're designed to pull away from the driver's chest while protecting both the head and the neck. the air bag will be featured in the new ford focus, which goes on sale early next week. >>> while saving many lives in accidents, of course air bags have had a long history of causing injuries. >> one concern in the past was the connection between air bags and children. for more now we go into the abc news vault from september the 6th, 1996. >> reporter: they are comforting images of safety in action. in slow motion pictures of crash tests the air bags appear to gently
: it is shades of vietnam, including allegations that soldiers at the base regularly use drugs, hashish laced with opium, to deal with the stress of their lives in afghanistan. >> fact is, stressful days. >> reporter: the military now confirms it is investigating the allegati allegations that the parents of adam winfield tried back in february to warn the army, that both innocent afghan civilians and u.s. soldiers were being put at risk. brian ross, abc news, new york. >>> the fallout from the merger of southwest and air tran airways could impact travel in most of the nation. southwest is buying air tran for nearly $1.5 billion. the deal opens the way for southwest to move into 37 new cities, including atlanta, and will increase its presence in both new york and boston as well. southwest says it will drop air tran's baggage fees. >> a little bit of silver lining there. >>> here's a look at your weather. coastal rain from florida to new england. hail, downpours, flash flooding and 60-mile-an-hour winds around boston, new york and philadelphia. more flooding for the carolinas and showers from m
ashley from kgo in san francisco. >> if you are just joining us live, you are joining our continuing coverage. i'm carolyn johnson with dan ashley. we've been covering this explosion in san bruno. since it happened just after 6:15 this evening. and here you see on the scene what it's been like for firefighters, for neighborhoods, for people in this area. it's just a massive ball of fire has impacted their neighborhood. >> and the heat. everyone talks about the heat that literally forced the flames forward and caught other structures on fire. this is if you look right behind you as we pan out. there you can see the main on fire right behind that house. one of theÑi first houses to go. and the photographer who shot this said by the time he left, that house you are looking at was completely gone. the pink house next to it was already burning and mostly gone. >> here's another vantage point from sky 7 hd. you can see this massive fireball in this neighborhood. this main that blew up was at glenview and earl and these are the surrounding homes. what's left of them. and this was just abou
spending and unsustainable. you might be wondering after all this back and forth just where it leaves us. basically, it leaves us where we were a week ago, headed for a standoff with the taxes of all wage earners scheduled to go up on january 1st. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> federal public health experts are now concerned about a gene that turns varieties of bacteria into those stubborn superbugs. according to the centers for disease control, superbugs infected patients in three states, california, massachusetts, and illinois. doctors say the bacteria is resistant to antibiotics. all of the patients had recently been in india, where the superbug is believed to be rampant. >>> hurricane igor is getting bigger by the day, now spanning more than 1,000 miles. nasa satellite pictures showing aor's size. the winds dipped slightly overnight to 140 miles an hour, but it is on the verge of becoming a category 5 storm. the hurricane could threaten bermuda over the weekend and stir up rough surf all along the east coast. >> just stay away from land. >>> here's a look now at your wea
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